Questions tagged [cthulhu-mythos]

The Cthulhu Mythos or just “the Mythos” is a fictional setting and mythology created by Howard Philips Lovecraft. Use this tag for questions about playing games using the Mythos mythology or within this setting. Do not use for questions about specific games with “Cthulhu” in the title but not about the Mythos directly; use the appropriate game tag instead.

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Formulas from Petersen's Cthulhu Mythos - can they be Counterspelled?

Formulas in Sandy Petersen's Cthulhu Mythos are similar to Rituals with a few key differences. Like Rituals they can be cast without a spell slot, and you can also use spells slots to cast them (...
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Isolation and the unknown in modern horror/investigative scenarios

I am currently planning my next long term game and intend to run a Cthulhu based campaign set in the modern era. I have experience of writing scenarios for the 1920's, but am having issues with some ...
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Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos in pre-CoC D&D?

I'm interested in the appearances of elements of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos in D&D previous to the publication of Call of Cthulhu in 1981. Is there a comprehensive, detailed list available ...
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Are there d20 stats for Cthulhu?

I am planning a campaign arc where the antagonists are followers of the entity known as Cthulhu from H.P Lovecraft's strange tales. In the end of the campaign I'd like to have the adventurers fight ...
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Monster resource from Cthulu Mythos adjusted for D&D

I want to introduce some monsters from Cthulu Mythos in my campaign, but I have problems finding a good resource on them. I am looking for suggested abilities, general information and art of them. It ...
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Game in which the stars are right

I recall reading the introduction fiction to an RPG years ago, and I'd like to know its name. The game was set on a Mars colony, just barely self-sufficient or possibly slowly dying off. Shortly ...
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What would be a good randomiser to use for a game in the dark? [closed]

A friend of mine wants to run a Cthulhu game in the dark. What would be a good randomiser to use? We play fairly rules-light. For example, we could get by with a couple of d6s, or even a couple of ...
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Which systems use the Cthulhu Mythos? [closed]

I need to know which systems use the Cthulhu Mythos. Could you give me a list? Please give only systems that specifically reference the Cthulhu Mythos. For example, don't bother listing Escape From ...